Category: Arnold Palmer Invitational
Nicolas Thompson made an up-and-down for the ages from a water hazard at Bay Hill on Saturday. Take a look:
Arnold Palmer's "date" with SI Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational appears to have ended well, according to this photo posted by Cori Britt, a vice president at Arnold Palmer Enterprises.
Old school to the core, Palmer also gave Upton his umbrella pin:
On Twitter, Upton posted a pic of her and IMG models manager Lisa Benson on a Bay Hill tee box. Talk about a intimidating tee shot:
A high-spirited Arnold Palmer stopped by the Golf Channel's Morning Drive on Thursday, and he had a message for Rory McIlroy: Play Bay Hill…or else.
“I’m going to tell you something," Palmer joked during the interview, "If he doesn’t come and play Bay Hill, he might have a broken arm and he won’t have to worry about where he’s going to play next."
Don't mess with the King, kid.
That wasn't Palmer's only message to Rory: He also advised the World No. 1 not to rush his career, and voiced his opinion on friendly rivalries -- something he and a guy named Jack know a lot about -- for McIlroy and Tiger Woods to take notes on.
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Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, ending his 30-month drought with a five-stroke victory. Friends, fans and critics give him a shout-out.
Heading home now and I can't stop smiling. Thanks to Otown fans and everyone watching for all the love. Get well soon, Arnie.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 26, 2012
Tiger Woods is back!! What a thrilling victory in his 72nd win on the PGA Tour. Great for golf. Congratulations.— Gary Player (@garyplayer) March 26, 2012
Some guy we vaguely remember won for the first time in awhile. No big whoop. RT @geoffogilvy: What happened at the golf yesterday?— Steve Elling (@EllingYelling) March 26, 2012
You gotta admire #TigerWoods for winning at Bay Hill just to help promote Hank Haney's book "The Big Miss." Who says Tiger's selfish?— Alistair Tait (@GolfweekTait) March 26, 2012
LPGA Major Opener
This week the LPGA stages its first major of the season with the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Tseng on a roll
Yani Tseng won her 15th LPGA title at The Kia Classic. Soon we'll see if she can make it three in a row and win major No. 6 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this week.
Yani Tseng is amazing - she is dominating like Tiger did.Well done to Fred Couples I hope he plays like that at The Masters.— Gary Player (@garyplayer) March 26, 2012
Red-hot Yani Tseng wins Kia Classic by six strokes es.pn/GRge1z— ESPN_Golf (@ESPN_Golf) March 25, 2012
Tiger/Yani win in same wk. 23 yr old Yani faster than Tiger to 15 career wins by 8 months. This wk Yani goes for 6th major #Kraft— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) March 26, 2012
Yani Tseng, who has won 3 of the 5 LPGA events played, leads the money list by $423,011. Rory leads US list by $406,610.— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengeeGC) March 26, 2012
Luke Donald isn’t exactly the longest player off the tee—he’s not even the 177th longest player off the tee—but he is the No. 1 player in the world, as he kindly reminds us with the help of Mizuno, YouTube and gospel singers.
Ben Crane squeaks into Masters field
Speaking of YouTube, Ben Crane and his helmet are headed to Augusta. As Ryan Ballengee reports, Crane began the week as No. 48 in the Official World Golf Ranking, leaving little wiggle room to remain inside the top 50. After missing the cut, things looked grim for Crane; however, he only dipped down one place to 49th, keeping his hopes for a green jacket alive. Sportsbook.com doesn’t exactly like the American’s odds, though (125 to 1 odds). Always the good sport (and social-media savant), Crane took to Twitter to let us know that, at the very least, there is a chance, quoting "Dumb and Dumber" along the way.
Wow what a day sitting at 48th world ranking and top 50 get into Masters after this wk. I dropped to 49 and got in & now tied for the lead!!— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
the 2012 Masters RT @tpaulding: tied for the lead... In what?— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
Wht r chances of green jacket like u & a playr like me getn together?1in10? more like 1in a million.So u r sayin there's a chance I hear ya!— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) March 26, 2012
Arnold Palmer might play in charity event this December
As reported earlier, the PNC Father/Son Challenge is set to return after a brief hiatus. Arnold Palmer will serve as the event’s ambassador, and the event will benefit the Anrold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winner Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, but he may also be competing, according to Jason Sobel:
"Well, my plans are right now, I'm thinking about it," he [Palmer] said with a wink. "I have two grandsons that are eligible."
Following that coy remark, though, Palmer was hospitalized with high blood pressure. Reports indicate that he will be fine, but it is unclear if it will affect his playing status. If the tweets from one of Arnie’s grandsons, up-and-comer Sam Saunders, are any indication, there is a good chance we see the King teeing it up come December.
Tweet of the Day
A win for Tiger will bring his on-course career earnings to $109,596,678. Thru today, Gilbert Arenas has made $112,178,986.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 25, 2012
Highlights from the final round at the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, where Tiger Woods ended a 30-month drought with a five-shot victory.